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I understand that Xander Parish was promoted to First Soloist after his performance as Albrecht yesterday evening.

 

Very much deserved and heartiest congratulations from me.

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I won't be seeing his Albrecht with ENB but looking forward to seeing him when they Mariinsky are over next summer. Long may his success continue!

 

Has it been officially announced that the Mariinsky will be visiting the UK next summer, Scheherezade?  (If so I must have missed it.  How grand if it is true.  Do you have dates? Did they announce rep? Did they announce principal participants [e.g., Parish]... but that would be for a separate BcoF listing surely.)  

 

That said I would have thought that certain current uncertainties might well make such decisions - certainly as pertains to the UK - more delicate - as in so many other areas.  Certainly that is true in my own areas of endeavour.  

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And don't forget Xander is from Hull, as are some current  RB and BRB  members, and Hull is City of Culture next year. I suspect/hope there's something brewing there.

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Northern Ballet have already been announced as doing something.  Perhaps something else will be organised too.

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Has it been officially announced that the Mariinsky will be visiting the UK next summer, Scheherezade?  (If so I must have missed it.  How grand if it is true.  Do you have dates? Did they announce rep? Did they announce principal participants [e.g., Parish]... but that would be for a separate BcoF listing surely.)  

 

 

I'm not sure if it's official, Bruce, but in the Gramilano interview, when the January ENB Giselle was mentioned, Xander Paish said that the 2016/17 season would culminate with the Mariinsky summer London season which he was already looking forward to, so here's hoping!

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Has it been officially announced that the Mariinsky will be visiting the UK next summer, Scheherezade?

 

Officially — not, unofficially — yes.

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And don't forget Xander is from Hull, as are some current  RB and BRB  members, and Hull is City of Culture next year. I suspect/hope there's something brewing there.

And Kevin O'Hare

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Kevin O'Hare did a 'talk with' earlier this year in Hull. Chatting with him afterwards (as you do!) he was talking about doing something for Hull2017 and mentioned wanting to bring some of the Royal Ballet to do 'something' with other dancers from the area. DS was ????????. So I guess we wait and see!

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Xander was promoted to PRINCIPAL on the ROH stage after last night's performance of Swan Lake. Huge congratulations! ??

 

 

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Such fantastic news to wake up to.  Congratulations to Xander Parish on his well deserved promotion to principal.

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I don't think it did, capybara. I was tipped off in the interval by my pet usher, as if she thought that's what was going to happen. But when the full stage curtain calls ended and it still hadn't happened, I decided to go home to bed as it was late. It wasn't until an hour later that news of the promotion started filtering through to me on twitter.

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16 minutes ago, capybara said:

Did the promotion 'happen' in front of the audience? I do hope so :)

Not in front of the audience. According to comments in social media it seems to have happened on stage in front of "family and friends" (which may have been one of the reasons for doing it in London rather than St P).

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33 minutes ago, Johnpw said:

Not in front of the audience. According to comments in social media it seems to have happened on stage in front of "family and friends" (which may have been one of the reasons for doing it in London rather than St P).

 

That is SUCH a pity. Xander should have been able to take the acclaim of the audience.

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What wonderful news though so pleased for him and to know that British dancers can make Principal  level in Russian companies. 

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Congratulations to him! Makes me doubly sad that I have ended up without any tickets to see him during this tour.

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Reading various articles, while Mr Fateyev was very astute in announcing the promotion in London, there is a delicious irony that an ex-RB spear carrier was promoted to principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet on the RB stage.

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I read this in the paper and wondered if it happened onstage, shame it didn't but many congratulations to Xander Parish, what an achievement, nice gesture to wait until the ROH to do it so all Xander's family and friends could be there, little bit cheeky too :)

 

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My apologies for starting another thread.  I saw this one.  Also that is was dated 2016.  I thought it had not been posted yet. I did not realize the new posts were at the bottom. 

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35 minutes ago, rafaelsmum said:

My apologies for starting another thread.  I saw this one.  Also that is was dated 2016.  I thought it had not been posted yet. I did not realize the new posts were at the bottom. 

 

Don't worry Rafaelsmum - on the thread list it shows when the last post was made.  If you click on that "date/time" it takes you to the latest post at the end of the thread.

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